DeWine orders flags to be lowered in honor of 9/11 victims

FILE -- People stand at the 9/11 Memorial in New York, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)
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FILE -- People stand at the 9/11 Memorial in New York, on Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, the 19th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. (Todd Heisler/The New York Times)

Gov. Mike DeWine ordered all U.S. and Ohio flags be lowered to half-staff in honor of the victims of terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Flags should be flown at half-staff at all public buildings and grounds throughout the state on Patriot Day.

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The order is in effect from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, which marks the 20th anniversary of the attacks.

DeWine also asked Ohioans to observe a moment of silence Saturday at 8:46 a.m., the time that American Airlines Flight 11 hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center.